Delhi air pollution: Virat Kohli urges Delhiites to share rides, use public transport; watch video

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New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2017 10:28:05 AM

Coming out with an awareness campaign against the skyrocketing pollution in Delhi, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli today took to Twitter asking people to join the fight against the bad air quality.

Delhi air pollution Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli news, kohli urges Delhiites to share rides, use public transport, Mujhe Farak Padta Hai video, Virat Kohli awareness, Virat Kohli newsKolhi said: “If we want to win this match against pollution. We need to play it together. (Twitter/ screenshot)

Coming out with an awareness campaign against the skyrocketing pollution in Delhi, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli today took to Twitter asking people to join the fight against the bad air quality. In a video, captioning “#Delhi, we need to talk! #MujheFarakPadtaHai,” Kolhi said: “We all know what the situation of pollution is like in Delhi. I want to bring your attention towards it because a lot of people are debating it as to what causing it… But what are we actually doing about it.”

Speaking in sports analogy terms, Kolhi said: “If we want to win this match against pollution. We need to play it together. Because it is the responsibility of all to lower pollution, especially the people of Delhi.” In the 45 seconds video, Kohli can be seen urging people to follow a few things during their travel. He said: “I would urge people to share their rides whenever they can. I would urge them to use a bus, metro or use Ola share if you can.” The Indian skipper said that this action if done once a week will make a massive difference. “Kyuki har chote action se bhi Farak Padta Hai (small action also make changes),” he added. In the end, Kolhi also asked his fans to show support for the cause by liking and sharing his post.

Watch the video here:

Earlier, in Kolkata Virat Kohli said he too needs rest from the grueling international schedule since he is “not a robot”. Kohli has played seven Tests, 26 ODIs and 10 T20 internationals in 2017, the most by any player in the Indian team. “Definitely I do need a rest, why don’t I. When I think of the time my body should be rested I will ask for it, why not. I’m not a robot, you can slice my skin and check if I still bleed,” Kohli told reporters on the eve of the first Test against Sri lanka.

“This is one thing I don’t think people explain properly. There’s a lot of talk from outside in terms of workload whether a player should be rested or not. For example all cricketers play 40 games a year. Three guys who should get rest their workload are to be managed. Not everyone in the XI would have batted 45 overs or not everyone would have bowled 30 overs in a Test. But the guys who are doing that regularly are the ones who need to be assessed,” Kohli added.

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